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in defense cuts seemed ludicrous. defense secretary leon panetta told the pentagon not the plan for it. now it seems not only is the military planning for the cuts, republicans seem to think the cuts are inevitable. >> i think the sequester is going to happen. because that $1.2 trillion in spending cuts we can't lose the spending cuts. that would pay for the last debt ceiling increase. >> the looming deadline is march 1. deputy defense secretary ash carter warned friday that the pentagon's $800,000 civilian employees will face furloughs. and reduce paychecks starting in april, if sequestration is not avoided. pentagon is now planning to eliminate 46,000 temporary civilian workers as a result of these imminent budget cuts. >> i got a perfect storm coming up in the next few months. we have this whole crazy mechanism called sequester. that means $1 trillion will be cut across the board. $500 billion out of defense. across the board. >> in a meat ax approach that will hollow out the force if it happens. >> one of the natio defense contractors general dynamics based in false church virginia repo
a senate committee. defense secretary nominee chuck hagel spent much of today's confirmation hearing walking back earlier statements that had several of his former colleagues questioning whether he is the right man for the job. chief congressional correspondent mike emanuel shows us what happens in what was at times a heated and other times awkward confirmation hearing. >> after two months of public chrissy. over the nomination to be secretary of defense, chuck hagel struggled to reassure senators he's up to the job and not soft on iran. >> i am committed to the president's goal of preventing iran obtaining nuclear weapon. as i have been on record on that issue. as i said in past, many time, all options must be on the table to achieve that goal. >> reporter: shortly after the top committee remember said he would vote no, inhof hit the nominee with this swipe. >> why do you think the arabian foreign ministry supports your nomination to be secretary of defense? >> i have a difficult enough time with american politics, senator, i have no idea. thank you. >> reporter: democrats routinely
. if he is to become the secretary of defense. chief congressional correspondent mike emanuel tells us hagel's confirmation hearing left doubters with plenty of questions. >> a day after bruising confirmation hearing, the former colleagues say the performance did not help his cause and did not win them over. >> i don't intend to vote for him in the committee or on the senate floor. there were so many inconsistencies yesterday, plained by well, i'd have to look at the whole context of what i said at the time. >> that brings the number of republican nos to 12 including richard burke, dan coates, john cornyn, cruz, inhof, kirk, rubio, pat roberts, viter and wicker. he incorrected stated that president obama's policy on the iran nuclear program. >> i just been handed a note that i, i misspoke and said i supported the president's position on containment. if i said that, meant to say that i obviously, his position on containment we don't have a position on containment. >> we do have a position on containment that we do not favor containment. >> hagel appeared unfamiliar with the massive cut
said not so fast. the biggest drop in defense spending in 40 years combined with a decline in exports and slow growth in company stock piles slashed economic growth from 3.1% in the third quarter to minus 1/10th in the fourth. first negative quarter since 2009. white house downplayed the report and gave the republicans part of the blame. >> home prices are starting to climb back. consumer confidence overall has been rising and consumer spending is rising. but there is more work to do. our economy is facing a major head wind that goes to your point. republicans in congress. >> carney cited comments by house speaker john boehner about using threat of across-the-board spending cuts mown as the sequester as leverage for fiscal austerity and unnamed leadership aide that said government shutdown might show some members' constituents they are fighting. >> inflicting damage on the economy to achieve some political roles in washington seems like a bad idea. >> carney accused republicans of pushing spending cuts for their own sake. but senate minority leader mitch mcconnell denies that. >> this
for defense secretary. the obama administration has its hands full tonight. over egypt. the country's army chief is warning the nation could implode if violent dissent continues. correspondent connor powell has the latest from jerusalem. >> nearly a week, police and protesters clash on the streets of egypt. protests don't grow. 60 people died since last thursday. mohammed morsi's declaration of martial law failed to contain the crisis. >> examing the state, extremists -- [ inaudible ] >> controversial and effectiv effective. the topic could lead to collapse of egypt, ushering in the widespread bloodshed. this is the largest arab country in the world in the entire middle east. morsi was democratically elected. critics say he has been changed since being in power. >> we will not accept this. >> opposition group are determined to keep up the pressure on morsi. saying the street will not rest until reforms are instituted. young men throw rocks in rioting, but not the mass uprising we saw two years ago. crowds for more representative of the egyptian society forcing real change on morsi will be
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